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Woman injured falling through Timaru cafe floor

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 15:22
arthur_st_cafe.jpg Arthur St Kitchen in Timaru. Photo: Google Maps A woman is in hospital after falling through the floorboards at a Timaru cafe and becoming trapped.
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Mystery surrounds world record trout catch

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 15:07
mackenzie_canal.jpg A fisherman on a canal in the Mackenzie Basin. Photo: Richard Cosgrove, Fish and Game NZ. A "monster" world-record 25kg trout is believed to have been caught in a South Island hydro canal - but the lucky fisherman is lying low.
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Council warns of fake building inspectors

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 14:50
1wanaka_aerial_16_12032015_jpg_551a573424.jpg QLDC are warning Wanaka residents to be wary of building inspectors turning up without appointment or accreditation. Photo: ODT files Two fake building inspectors are reported to be on the prowl in Wanaka.
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KiwiBuild head officially resigns

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 14:45
stephen_barclay.jpg Stephen Barclay, former head of the KiwiBuild unit. Photo: RNZ The head of Kiwibuild, Stephen Barclay has officially resigned from the role.
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Police looking for motorist who let kid drive while texting

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:45
kid_driving.jpg A child sitting on the lap of a woman texting while driving on the Southern Motorway. Photo: Supplied Police are appealing for help to identify a motorist photographed allowing a child to take the wheel while she was driving on Auckland's Southern Motorway.
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Queenstown brothel busted, sex workers deported

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 13:31
Two migrant sex workers have been deported after an illegal Queenstown brothel was closed down.
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Stolen car hits tractor after fleeing police

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:16
Two people will appear in court today after a stolen car crashed into a tractor in Huntly in a bid to flee police.
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Man arrested after cars broken into

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 12:08
Police are urging people who park their cars in the Manor Pl area to come forward if they notice items like iPads, cameras, or spare change missing from their vehicles, after a man was arrested for breaking into at least two cars.
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Truck carrying five jet skis stolen from freight company

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 11:00
jetskistolennzh.jpg Combined Logistics' Sam Daffron works to help clean up after thieves raided the warehouse of a truck carrying jet skis. Photo: Paul Taylor. A "planned" heist of five brand new jet skis sitting on a Hawke's Bay freight company's truck has left the owner fearing for her business's reputation.
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'Horrific attack': Student killed while on phone with sister

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 10:22
Victorian police officers will "saturate" the area where #AiiaMaasarwe was killed until her attacker is found, in a bid to calm rising community fears about safety. https://t.co/o4gLERASs0— ABC News (@abcnews) January 17, 2019 The death of an international student murdered just moments after getting off a tram in Melbourne's north has sparked a series of vigils in her honour and against male violence.
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Sexual assaults spike linked to start of uni: Nash

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 09:43
Police Minister Stuart Nash says anecdotal evidence suggests an increase in the number of sexual assaults at the beginning of each year may be linked to students heading to university.
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Ex-Trump lawyer: Rigged polls 'at the direction of' Trump

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 09:28
michael_cohenreuters.jpg Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump's former lawyer, arrives for his sentencing at United States Court house in the Manhattan. Photo: Reuters Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer, said on Thursday (local time) he paid a firm to manipulate online polling data "at the direction of and for the sole benefit of" Trump.
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All Whites to play Ireland

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 08:32
all_whites_2018.jpg The All Whites will play Ireland in November. Photo: Getty Images The All Whites are confirmed to play against the Republic of Ireland in November this year.
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Djokovic, Halep into third round

Otago Daily Times News Feed - Fri, 01/18/2019 - 08:24
novak_djokovic_8.jpg Novak Djokovic reaches to play a backhand during his second round win last night in Melbourne. Photo: Getty Images Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep advanced to the Australian Open third round but Halep was made to work hard for her win over American Sofia Kenin.
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